Those of us who have been around the computer world for a while remember well the classic RS-232 serial cable, long before the advent of USB, FireWire or Thunderbolt. Still widely in use today for scientific and retail products, iOS users can now tap into the fun with a new serial cable ready-made for the dock connector.
If you’re one of the chosen few currently enjoying the burgeoning social network known as Google+, you’ll be happy to know that the search giant has finally released its official iPhone app to the App Store -- but sorry, no iPod touch or iPads are welcome.
Working and playing with an iPad is an immersive, singular experience. Designed to be held in two hands, cradled in a lap or propped up against a knee, the tablet is perfect for a bit of alone time: just you, your digital media and a few well-chosen apps.
But once you put your tablet down, it’s fair game for anyone else that you live with to it pick up and use. To keep what you do with your iPad private, you could password protect it, but that sort of thing just breeds mistrust and tablet envy. You might consider giving all comers free reign to tap and swipe to their heart’s content, but will they laugh or blush at your email or browser history as a result?
No one needs that kind of stress in their life. Let Mac|Life show you how to make sharing an iPad a little easier and more pleasurable for everyone with these six multi-user wonder apps.
Yes, that's right, other than the five minutes of novelty and the hours of torture for everyone around you that an iOS application like Cat Piano can provide, it seems that one can also turn it towards loftier pursuits... like riffing on Katy Perry. In what could easily be the best video you see all day, an intrepid YouTube user has managed to pull together a very respectable cover of Perry's "Teenage Dream," playing every part of the song on his iPad.
A few months back, Adobe mentioned that they were ditching the development of Project ROME and throwing their resources into the development of applications for tablets, including iOS devices. With that in mind, you might want to consider taking a peek at what Adobe's free Photoshop Express, which was updated to version 1.5 yesterday, can do for you.
Programs here, get your programs! Can't get around the Macworld 2011 Expo without a program! Well actually, you could, but wouldn't you rather know where you're going? If you nodded yes to this question, you'll want to check out iMacworld, available for free from the iTunes App Store.
If you've been begging your business' IT overlords to upgrade your old Blackberry beater to some new iPhone hotness, you might soon get your wish, as Apple has sorted out a method for enterprise iOS users to create customizeable App Store filters.
Happy New Year! The planet has somehow managed to survive another 365 days, and you think that sort of miracle is something worth celebrating. Finding folks to party with on December 31st is easy--there are parties, events and libations every which way you turn. After the ball has dropped and the confetti has hit the ground, you’ve got to be on your toes if you want to get home safe and sound.
Fortunately, we here at Mac|Life are old hands at navigating the perils that come along with the aftermath of New Years Eve. To make sure that our valued readers get back home so they can keep on reading, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite After Party iOS applications to give you an edge as you edge your way back home to bed.
With Christmas over and the in-laws gone, you’ve no doubt gotta a mountain of dishes and cleaning to do. We know that thanks to the amazing powers afford you by leftover turkey and stuffing, you’ll be able to clean your house into submission over the next few days. We here at Mac|Life salute your efforts, and feel that you totally deserve to party hearty as a reward for a job well done. Fortunately, New Years Eve is just around the corner, giving you the perfect excuse to cut loose and trash your home all over again. To help get your year’s end party started off on the right foot, we’ve put together a list of ten iOS applications—some free, others not so much—to ensure that you get down to celebrating as hard and as easily as possible.
There’s no denying it: the holidays are upon us. Christmas is finally here, and all of you last minute holiday gift shopping procrastinators are just about hosed. To mark the occasion and make the season just a little bit brighter, we here at Mac|Life have put together a list of our favorite Christmas flavored iOS apps sure to make the season bright for die-hard yuletide sentimentalists and humbugs alike.